Electric Heavy Equipment
Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to commonly asked questions about electrification, battery safety, our electric heavy equipment, and more below. These answers will help you assess the benefits of switching to electric heavy equipment and determine if it's right for your business.
HEVI is a leading brand of clean, all-electric heavy equipment. Headquartered in East Windsor, N.J., with an assembly plant in White Marsh, Maryland, HEVI envisions a world where the industrial sector emits zero emissions.
That's why we're proud to be the first U.S. company fully dedicated to electrifying our entire range of heavy equipment.About Us
Switching to electric equipment offers numerous benefits for your business, including:
- Lower carbon footprint – Supports the environment and helps organizations reach their Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) goals.
- Quiet operation – Reduces noise 60% or more compared to ICE.
- Zero emissions - Reduces health risks to operators and passersby.
- Reduced maintenance – 60% less maintenance, resulting in a much greater ROI for organizations and lower TCO.
Electric equipment in its current form is best utilized on static sites, like incinerators or DPW yards, where machines rarely get far from their refueling source. Machines like the GEL-5000 are ideal yard machines, where they can haul and load materials when needed, and don’t waste fuel as they idle.
The same properties that make electric equipment so useful in a materials yard also make them ideal for use in industries like
- Property management
- Waste management
The calculation to determine the time required to fully recharge the battery on electric heavy equipment can be derived by dividing the battery capacity by the charger output.For instance, for a battery with a capacity of 141kWh:
The above calculations provide just an estimate, and actual charging times can vary based on the specific machine and chosen charging method. Visit our equipment page and click the model you are interested in to learn more.
In hotter climates, the battery might emit extra heat, but our advanced thermal management systems (TMS) maintain optimal performance and prevent overheating, ensuring your electric heavy equipment remains efficient and reliable.
These safety features work together to safeguard the battery and the equipment, allowing you to operate safely in all conditions.
As a result, users can experience the efficiency and reliability they are accustomed to while benefiting from the environmental advantages and cost savings electric machines offer.
Through our partnership with Princeton NuEnergy, a pioneering clean-tech company in Bordentown, N.J., we leverage the capabilities of high-temperature plasma to extract valuable materials from the spent batteries of our vehicles. This collaboration contributes to more significant resource conservation and fosters environmental sustainability.